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Mane Rubs and Short Thin Tail

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  • Summer Original Poster
    Topics Started: 9Replies Posted: 19

    Hi!
    So i have a 14 year old Paint Gelding. He has a really thin short mane and in the middle he rubs of all the hair in the winter. He also has a really short tail.
    I have tried M-T-G but it just dosn’t seem to help. Advice?

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Joe Joe rubs his mane and tail also, and I agree that the MTG isn’t as helpful as I had hoped (besides, it makes him stink and he hates it). The only suggestion I have is to make sure you keep them as clean as possible, to eliminate itching. Others I know use a sleazy thing to prevent mane rubbing, but he hates that also, and rubs even more. He only does it during the summer though, so perhaps since your boy does it in the winter a hooded blanket might help with the mane? I use one with a detachable hood, so if he destroys it I can still use the blanket.

    It is never the horse's fault

    jsmith2005
    Topics Started: 0Replies Posted: 11

    Hi,
    I have two horses. I use EZAll Mane and Tail Detangler. I have used it for about 6 years now and love it. I use it daily as it keeps the mane and tail conditioned and promotes growth. It also helps prevent dry itchy skin. I’ve tried other products a couple of times and found that they just weren’t as good at keeping the tangles and skin moisturized. Even the burrs and other debris come at easily with this.

    Janyse
    Topics Started: 3Replies Posted: 16

    Hi Summer,

    My Paint is 28 years old and for the past 20 years I haven’t found anything to help his thin mane that he breaks off in the middle. I keep it pulled short which gives it a thicker look and feel….I’m sorry I don’t have a solution.

    Enjoy your ride,
    Janyse

    sandalwoodranch sandalwoodranch
    Topics Started: 0Replies Posted: 2

    Summer,

    A lot of times I find these issues are more of an internal problem than external. Try the Biotin Plus by Paragon. It has made a major difference in my mare with similar issues as your horse and has strengthened her feet. Also make sure his sheath is clean. The geldings and mares may itch tails because of irritation in the area between their legs. Best of luck!

    riding for Christ riding for Christ
    Topics Started: 1Replies Posted: 118

    Look and see if he has flees. If he does wash his main and tail with bleach make sure to rinse really good. And bleach will not hurt your horse unless he drinks it. Or if you want a long mane braid his hair, braiding will make it grow.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Riding for Christ – braiding will NOT make the mane grow. In fact, it can cause even more damage.

    It is never the horse's fault

    jsmith2005
    Topics Started: 0Replies Posted: 11

    Braiding will not make the mane and tail grow. It will cause more damage if left in. Call your vet and have them check it out. There are parasites that live in the mane and tail areas that are easily treated.

    riding for Christ riding for Christ
    Topics Started: 1Replies Posted: 118

    true on the parasites but the mane will grow I did this on my horses, it worked just fine.

    riding for Christ riding for Christ
    Topics Started: 1Replies Posted: 118

    that’s If you wanted to have your horses mane pretty and long

    riding for Christ riding for Christ
    Topics Started: 1Replies Posted: 118

    I use this, Equiscentials.

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    pheets pheets
    Topics Started: 5Replies Posted: 475

    Reconsidered my original post…

    Ride on : )

    Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.

    kymjoe
    Topics Started: 0Replies Posted: 1

    I have a Haflinger mare who rubs the middle of her mane, top of her tail, looks like a broken brush and rubs her bellie. this is all during the spring and summer and she looks awful. I have used countless products and found the only thing that brings her relief is “No More Itch” by Hilton herbs. may be worth a shot

    Janyse
    Topics Started: 3Replies Posted: 16

    RIde for CHrist…Your Appaloosa is beautiful

    Enjoy your ride,
    Janyse

    IrishMelody IrishMelody
    Topics Started: 7Replies Posted: 27

    I have found Omega Horseshine to be a really good skin and hair supplement. Its available in SmartPaks or at Tractor Supply. I give my girl 1/3 cup daily and her mane and tail and coat look good. Recently we have had itchy dandruff problems as well and my vet says it’s from no-see-ums biting her at night. We live in FL. She had a gorgeous thick mane and tail but now its all crazy patchy. I’ve started doing a 1 to 1 ratio of 10% permethrin livestock spray concentrate and water ( so 16oz permethrin to 16 oz water in a spray bottle). It has really helped. My vet says its the only thing he has found works to keep the no-see-ums off.

    As far as hair being rubbed out in winter, check his blanket. Pretty much all blankets will rub the mane when on. While I am not a huge fan of ShowSheen, it does really help prevent blanket rubs. Its about the only time I use it.

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